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        Responses to the 1930s Refugee Crisis | Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

        To dig deeper into the ethical and political dilemmas underscoring the Sharps’ story, students begin with an anticipation guide that explores complex questions of how individuals and nations respond to the needs of others. Then they learn the powerful concept of the “universe of obligation.” As they watch an excerpt from the documentary Defying the Nazis and read related primary sources, students use the notion of the universe of obligation to think critically about individual and collective American responses to the refugee crisis of the 1930s.

        Responses to the 1930s Refugee Crisis | Political Cartoon, 1938 | Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

        Political cartoon entitled “Will the Evian Conference guide him to freedom?” in The New York Times, July 3, 1938.

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